Cuts

Refers to long or wide areas of land from which earth has been removed, usually by trenching or excavating. For vertical or deep utilitarian cavities into the earth to extract liquids, use "wells." For shallow wide cavities into the earth for materials extraction or burial, use "pits.".

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cuts American English
cut American English
cuttings British English
geulen Dutch
geul Dutch
hoyas Spanish
hoya Spanish

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Refers to long or wide areas of land from which earth has been removed, usually by trenching or excavating. For vertical or deep utilitarian cavities into the earth to extract liquids, use "wells." For shallow wide cavities into the earth for materials extraction or burial, use "pits."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300008021. The J. Paul Getty Trust.